Sundance Ski Resort

Sundance Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Utah in USA. The resort is in the town of Sundance, UT. We recently ranked all of Utah's ski resorts, so you can see where Sundance stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Sundance is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Sundance Ski Resort.

Sundance Lodging:

Sundance Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Sundance has a total of 45 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 450 acres, Sundance Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 182 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Sundance's slopes see on average 320 inches (126 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
45
Ski Lift
Lifts
5
Skier
Skiable Acres
450(2 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
320"(126 cm)

Sundance Ski Resort Elevation

Sundance Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,250 feet, or 2,514 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,150 feet (655 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 8,250 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
8,250'(2,514 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,150'(655 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,100'(1,859 m)

Sundance Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
57.9out of 100
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Sundance's difficulty level of 57.9 is above average. 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Sundance has 450 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Sundance's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 40% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 40% as expert.
Beginner
20%(90 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
40%(180 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
40%(180 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Sundance Ski Resort good for beginners?

Sundance is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 60% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Sundance Ski Resort Location

Sundance Ski Resort is located in the state of Utah, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Sundance, UT.

Address:
Sundance, UT 84604 USA
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Website:
sundanceresort.com

GPS Coordinates:
40.41000, -111.58000

Getting to Sundance Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sundance Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.41000, -111.58000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Sundance, UT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Sundance Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT33 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Sundance.

NameCodeCityDistance
Provo-Utah Lake International AirportPVUProvo, UT15 mi
Ogden Hinckley AirportOGDOgden, UT59 mi
Southwest Wyoming Regional AirportRKSRock Springs, WY154 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sundance Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Sundance Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
SnowbirdSnowbird, UT11,000 ft83%12 mi
BrightonBrighton, UT10,500 ft53%13 mi
AltaSalt Lake City, UT10,550 ft53%13 mi
Deer ValleyPark City, UT9,570 ft65%14 mi
SolitudeSalt Lake City, UT10,035 ft53%15 mi
Park City MountainPark City, UT10,000 ft76%19 mi
Woodward Park CityPark City, UT6,840 ft14%24 mi
Nordic Valley (Wolf Mountain)Eden, UT6,400 ft42%30 mi
Powder MountainCedar Valley, UT9,422 ft58%36 mi
Eagle PointHuntsville, UT10,600 ft53%59 mi
SnowbasinOrangeville, UT9,350 ft62%80 mi

Sundance Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation8,250 ft
Base Elevation6,100 ft
Vertical Drop2,150 ft
Trails45
(20% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Lifts5
Skiable Acres450
Avg. Annual Snowfall320 inches
Sundance Ski Resort Mountain Stats